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  Topic: Redevelopment of Oak Ridge Mall
Ellen

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:27 pm   Subject: Crestpointe proposal in 2007
It's 2007. In January of this year a new retail development proposal emerged -- for a "power center" called Crestpointe to be anchored by a SuperTarget store.

See http://ellensmith.org/b ...
  Topic: June 2005
Ellen

Replies: 3
Views: 61942

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:27 pm   Subject: June 2005
Turnout was disappointing to just about everybody. The early vote turned out to be nearly 46% of the total vote. Surprised

There are many different ideas about why voter turnout was so low. Theories ra ...
  Topic: June 2005
Ellen

Replies: 3
Views: 61942

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:17 pm   Subject: Election results
Here are the final numbers from Tuesday -- still unofficial, as far as I know. Percentages are of the 3,977 people who voted.

City Council

Tom Beehan - 2597 - 65.3%
Willie Golden - 2819 - 70. ...
  Topic: June 2005
Ellen

Replies: 3
Views: 61942

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:40 pm   Subject: June 2005
As you all know by now, the election is over. I'm catching up on my sleep deficit, collecting yard signs, and trying to understand the election results. I'm overdue on posting here. Embarassed

Once a ...
  Topic: Radioactive waste processors in Oak Ridge
Ellen

Replies: 5
Views: 39164

PostForum: In the News   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:27 pm   Subject: Radioactive waste processors in Oak Ridge
Today's Oak Ridger has an article about the IDB action, including a quotation from me: http://www.oakridger.com/stories/060605/new_20050606008.shtml
  Topic: Election links for 11th-hour voter research
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 26048

PostForum: What's the Difference?   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:33 pm   Subject: More links
To supplement the above, here are some links to informative newspaper articles:

City Council

http://oakridger.com/stories/060305/new_20050603060.shtml - Friday, June 3, 2005 Oak Ridger article q ...
  Topic: Election links for 11th-hour voter research
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 26048

PostForum: What's the Difference?   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:32 pm   Subject: Election links for 11th-hour voter research
I've talked with voters who do not have as much information about the Oak Ridge city election as they would like to have. This list is for their benefit. If you want to add other links that I've miss ...
  Topic: Upcoming City Council work sessions
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 24281

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:00 am   Subject: Upcoming City Council work sessions
Today's News Sentinel reports that City Council is having a work session tonight. At the last City Council meeting, they decided not to hold a work session this evening. Confused

Is a meeting truly a p ...
  Topic: Radioactive waste processors in Oak Ridge
Ellen

Replies: 5
Views: 39164

PostForum: In the News   Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 9:37 am   Subject: Radioactive waste processors in Oak Ridge
The Roane County Commission turned down Philotechnics' request (see http://www.roanecounty.com/articles/2005/06/03/news/news03.txt), and the company is now seeking a site in Oak Ridge, in either the H ...
  Topic: Candidate financial disclosures
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 13520

PostForum: What's the Difference?   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:26 am   Subject: Candidate financial disclosures
[url=http://oakridger.com/stories/060305/new_20050603055.shtml]School board candidate finances are much more "down-to-earth" than those for Council candidates. Contribution totals are smaller, and the ...
  Topic: City spring trash pickups
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 12753

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:19 am   Subject: City spring trash pickups
The [url=http://www.cortn.org/PW-html/2005BrushPickupSchedule.htm]brush pickup schedule shows that the collection was supposed to be completed by May 27.

Be patient -- it's running behind schedule ...
  Topic: ORNL Plans a Community Day!
Ellen

Replies: 0
Views: 11856

PostForum: Announcements   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:17 am   Subject: ORNL Plans a Community Day!
I am late in sharing this piece of news:
For the first time in several years (since some time before Sept. 11, 2001), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to open its doors to the public for a co ...
  Topic: June 2005
Ellen

Replies: 3
Views: 61942

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:54 am   Subject: June 2005
Just 3 days left until Election Day. Although the 1,824 people who [url=http://oakridger.com/stories/060305/new_20050603056.shtml]voted early probably represent more than one-third of the total turnou ...
  Topic: Candidate financial disclosures
Ellen

Replies: 1
Views: 13520

PostForum: What's the Difference?   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:39 am   Subject: Candidate financial disclosures
Both The Oak Ridge Observer and The Oak Ridger reported this week on Council candidates' financial disclosure reports. (Reports on receipts and expenditures through May 28 were required to be filed at ...
  Topic: Oak Ridger article quoting candidates
Ellen

Replies: 0
Views: 11919

PostForum: What's the Difference?   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:00 pm   Subject: Oak Ridger article quoting candidates
Today's Oak Ridger newspaper has an article, My quotations are portions of my answers to questions on "what additional revenue sources would you pursue" and "what qualities would you bring to the Cou ...
  Topic: New City lobbying contract(s)
Ellen

Replies: 12
Views: 125588

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:59 am   Subject: New City lobbying contract(s)
Server logs on this site show that some visitors have found their way here by searching for "lobbying contracts."

I tried searching Google on that term, and I found that lobbying by local and stat ...
  Topic: New City lobbying contract(s)
Ellen

Replies: 12
Views: 125588

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:53 am   Subject: New City lobbying contract(s)
By now, everyone probably knows some of the history of the "tipping fees" proposal that the City's lobbyist worked for in Nashville.

DOE and its local contractors opposed the initiative (they poin ...
  Topic: Redevelopment of Oak Ridge Mall
Ellen

Replies: 6
Views: 62490

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:37 pm   Subject: Redevelopment of Oak Ridge Mall
Months after that last post...

Steve Arnsdorff returned to City Council last month with a promising report on his plans. I left the meeting optimistic that he's going to pull this off. Cool
  Topic: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
Ellen

Replies: 5
Views: 39895

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 12:33 am   Subject: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
One of my opponents has discovered and embraced this issue. Thousands of WWII and Cold War era retirees from the Oak Ridge nuclear plants struggle to get by on very small, fixed federal pensions---pen ...
  Topic: May 2005
Ellen

Replies: 9
Views: 117836

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:12 am   Subject: May 2005
The evening's e-mail leads to some interesting links:
[url=http://democracyfortennessee.smartcampaigns.com/index.php?q=node/view/295]Impressions and photos of the Democracy for East Tennessee candida ...
  Topic: May 2005
Ellen

Replies: 9
Views: 117836

PostForum: Ellen's Log   Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:29 pm   Subject: End of the month already!?!
The month is nearly over.Exclamation Where did it go?

I take a lot of pleasure in seeing the effort that people put into their gardens and landscaping. After the hot weather of April (which shortened the ...
  Topic: Good news on the Melton Hill lakefront
Ellen

Replies: 0
Views: 13286

PostForum: In the News   Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 4:26 pm   Subject: Good news on the Melton Hill lakefront
The R&R Properties has announced the addition of its newest property located at 100 Melton Lake Peninsula (formerly known as the Rusty Pelican and other restaurants).
The article quotes extensive ...
  Topic: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
Ellen

Replies: 5
Views: 39895

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 12:34 am   Subject: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
This new matter of the retiree health benefits is confusing. Confused I've edited my earlier post to correct some erroneous information.
  Topic: Senior Center and programs for elder citizens
Ellen

Replies: 2
Views: 20924

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:15 am   Subject: Senior Center and programs for elder citizens
When I stopped by the Senior Center the other day, I was favorably impressed with the appearance of the place.

City staff are doing a good job making the place inviting and pleasant, as well as pr ...
  Topic: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
Ellen

Replies: 5
Views: 39895

PostForum: Oak Ridge Issues and Discussion Topics   Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:27 am   Subject: Pensions of retired federal contractor employees
Hmm... If I remember correctly, City Council did lend its support to the CORRE requests. Other area governments have done the same. Cool

Here's the text of the September 20, 2004, Council minutes do ...
 
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